Amazon physical store is coming to Woodland Mall


The Seattle-based online retailer applied and received approvals for a brick-and-mortar location at Woodland Mall on 28th Street.

KENTWOOD, Mich. – Amazon is expanding its reach in Grand Rapids with the addition of a physical location at Woodland Mall, according to permit documents.

The online retailer was granted permits for a location in the southwestern part of the mall last month. The graphic plan for the signage includes “4-Star,” one of four types of brick-and-mortar stores that Amazon operates.

Amazon 4 star stores carry a highly curated selection of products ranging from Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Kitchen, Household, Toys, Books, Games and more. Every product in the store is rated 4 stars and above on Amazon’s online marketplace.

Amazon Prime members pay “the same low Prime price they get online,” while non-Prime members pay list price for all items, except for Amazon devices, which are “Prime low” for all in retail are available.

No word on when the store is expected to open.

The new permit includes building code documents for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, safety, furniture, fixtures and more.

According to documents, the store plans to open in the mall’s Von Maur Wing near the Bath and Body Works store.

The online shopping giant has four other types of physical stores Across the US: Amazon Books, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pop Up, and Amazon Go Stores.

Amazon operates another brick-and-mortar store in Troy, Michiganand has fulfillment centers in Grand Rapids.

A timetable for the completion of the project is still unclear at this time.

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